First time vinyl pressing of this much beloved Daniel Johnston classic. Originally issued on vinyl for Record Store Day 2013, 'Fun', entirely written while living in a mental hospital, was Johnston's first foray into major label land. His homegrown popularity came from his indispensable songwriting charm, DIY cover art, and the myth that was Daniel Johnston. With studio / production help from fellow Texan Paul Leary, of Butthole Surfers fame, the album was his most polished to date. Unfortunately, while stepping up production sounds like a good thing on paper, others felt it took away from the charm of his lo-fi approach and the label dropped Johnston 2 years later. Now, 20 years later, the fans and critics can all agree this record was indeed one of Johnston's finest batch of recordings and was unsurprisingly at a disadvantage when it came to a label that just didn't know how to handle such a unique artist.
Daniel Johnston's "Fun" was originally released in 1994 on Atlantic Records, while the singer/songwriter was housed in a mental institution.
- Originally released for Record Store Day 2013
- music label: Org Music 2013
music label: Org Music 2013